Monthly Archives: December 2010

Album Review: Chantal Kreviazuk – Plain Jane (2009)


This, Chantal’s fifth album, is another consistent set of catchy pop tunes and Lilith Fair type piano led singer songwriter material. Albeit with a hint of jazz crooner thrown in here and there for good measure, particularly on the title … Continue reading

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Album Review: Lene Marlin – Playing My Game (1999)


During the back end of the nineties I really began to get into the new wave of female singer/songwriters. There seemed to be a load of them around all of a sudden. Of course in reality there has always been … Continue reading

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Album Review: John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick – Broken Arrows (1973)


Recorded around the time of Free’s demise this, Rabbit’s first solo album, is a pleasant enough collection of country and bluegrass tinged singer/songwriter tracks which I’m surprised more people on here haven’t tracked down. Especially given his affiliation with bands … Continue reading

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Album Review: Ane Brun – A Temporary Dive (2005)


‘A Temporary Dive’ is a short ten track album that leaves you feeling relaxed if slightly melancholy. She certainly reminds me of Jewel in her vocal style but the overall feel of the album is more akin to something you … Continue reading

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Album Review: David Vandervelde – The Moonstation House Band (2007) / Waiting For The Sunrise (2008)


¬†The Moonstation House Band (2007) The first two things that hit you about ‘The Moonstation House Band’ are the lo-fi production which I don’t like at all even though it seems to fit well here and the uncanny vocal resemblence … Continue reading

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Album Review: Paul Young – No Parlez (1983)


Paul Young’s debut solo album was my guilty secret in 1983. Fronting a heavy rock band as I was at the time I wasn’t supposed to be listening to stuff like this. Blue eyed soul pop music but I was … Continue reading

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Album Review: Cry of Love – Brother (1993)


Q: What do you get if you take a big musical melting pot, throw in a huge chunk of Free and Bad Company, a bit of Led Zeppelin, a smattering of AC/CD riffage, some Deep Purple musical structure and top … Continue reading

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Album Review: Jonatha Brooke – The Works (2008)


“The Works” is another great set of songs from the criminally under exposed Jonatha Brooke even if it is a little bit of a strange project. I say strange because Jonatha, who is a great lyricist in her own right, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Secret Voyage (2008)


I have to admit that I was one of the doubters who didn’t believe Blackmore’s Night would last this long. Along with many I thought Blackmore would play around with it for a few years before getting bored. How wrong … Continue reading

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Album Review: James Taylor – James Taylor (1968)


James Taylor is yet another one of those artists I have only got around to investigating in the last couple of years and I have to say he is growing on me more and more with time. The story surrounding … Continue reading

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